United States actress Felicity Huffman pleads guilty

United States actress Felicity Huffman pleads guilty

United States actress Felicity Huffman pleads guilty

Actress Felicity Huffman has pleaded guilty to paying thousands of dollars to rig a college entrance exam for her daughter, which is part of a wider scandal involving dozens of people at prominent US universities. She was holding hands with her brother and remained quiet when photographers asked for comment. She was charged with paying $15,000 to have a proctor boost her older daughter's SAT score.

Huffman is one of 50 people charged in a massive conspiracy and bribery case that involves wealthy parents, college coaches, test proctors on the take and the mastermind, a corrupt college consultant.

"My daughter knew absolutely nothing about my actions, and in my misguided and profoundly wrong way, I have betrayed her", Huffman concluded.

Actress Lori Loughlin is accused of hiring Singer as well, though the charges against her are more serious.

Last month, Felicity pleaded guilty to the charges, leading to thoughts that prosecutors will recommend a prison term at the lower end of the sentencing spectrum. Prosecutors have said they will seek between four and 10 months in prison.

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The ringleader behind the scam, William "Rick" Singer, who authorities say was paid about $25 million dollars to bribe coaches and university administrators, has pleaded guilty and is cooperating with authorities. Her sentencing hearing was scheduled for September 13.

In a statement released in April, Huffman said she had "deep regret and shame" over her actions, and she plans to accept responsibility for her crime. Huffman is one of 13 parents who have agreed to plead guilty for participating in the scheme, while Loughlin and Giannulli - who allegedly shelled out $500,000 to get their daughters into the University of Southern California - are among the 17 who will be entering not guilty pleas, CNN reports.

Huffman later discussed the scheme in a recorded phone call with Singer, the complaint says.

Singer pleaded guilty in March to racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the United States and obstruction of justice. Five parents have plead guilty while nine others have made agreements with prosecutors to plead guilty at a later date. Under the plea deal, prosecutors recommended he spend 12 months and a day in prison, undergo a year of supervision and pay a $75,000 penalty.

Actor Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty on Monday for her role in the college admission scandal and will likely spend some time in jail. In truth, Sloane's son did not play water polo and his high school did not field a team, prosecutors say.

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